When I told Julie over at Joe Tulips blog I spent the weekend outside working on giving my dining table top a new look she wanted to know if I was going to blog about it. I first told her no because I'd already done the top, but there were the leaves to the table I forgot about, so, I can show you how I did them this morning.
Here is how it looked this morning after stripping the paint off yesterday.
As you can see, the top was black. Underneath that was white.
Here are my basic tools for stripping my furniture pieces. Believe me, being a previous antique shop owner and general all round junk hunter I have done my share of re-doing. I have tried every stripper product out there and think this BIX brand is THE easiest and BEST there is. Easy 'cause you pour in a sprayer bottle and spray it on. Oh so fast and quick!
Aaaaahhh, look at my poor putty knife, it's just about on it's last leg. That putty knife and me have spent many an hour together.
Ok, here we are, just gotta wait a little bit. No need to be impatient, it's not going to take that long for the BIX to do ALLLLL the work for you!
This is after only 5 minutes!
LOOK, in less than 30 minutes this table top is on it's way to being finished. Two coats of enamel paint stripped off lickety split.
Those 2 coats of paint are now in a nice neat pile to easily scoop up with a paper towel and discard. This pile of paint scrapings is dry to the touch. No messy gooey gunk to scrape and rub off. That's why I LOVE my BIX stripper!!!
Ok, this is as far as I have gotten with it today. I'm off to see if I can get it finished. More on my outdoor project in my next post.
Bix is sold at most Lowe's, Home Depot and Ace hardware stores.